Took Bart to the vet this afternoon. He threw up this morning and has been lethargic all afternoon. Bart does not puke. The past week he’s had a runny nose with some sneezing.
He’d lost a little over a pound in less than a year, which is always a concern, especially at his age. So, the vet took blood. Also running a thyroid test since Bart’s heart rate was rapid. And Bart got a bunch of subQ fluids, since he was dehydrated. The vet asked if any of the other cats are puking, and yes, they are. So, we’re hoping that Bart just has a bug and nothing bad chronic going on.
The past couple of weeks, I’ll find that the cats ate very little during their dinner meal, which I kind of just pushed off to the heat. Never considered we might have something going round.
The vet will call this evening with the results.
All of Bart’s organ values are well within normal range, even his thyroid. Yay!
But his WBC is over 33,000. Which indicates an infection somewhere. So, I’m to keep him on amoxicillan and watch to see where the problem might be, gastrointestinal or upper respiratory. Which I’ll be doing.
He did eat a little last night and this morning. I think the fluids really helped him out.